Some of my friends may also know that I had a rubbish end to 2013. I really couldn't wait for it to end. My beloved Grandad passed away and my dad was really poorly when they discovered he had an aortic aneorism. ( Dad is getting better ) Then just when you think it can not get any worse. The company that I worked for went into administration. Then I store closed down 16 days later !! All this was within 5 weeks. So as you can imagine I was ready to pop . So new year came and I had an idea.. You know as you do :O) I decided that I was going to open my own store... The rest of everything was abit of a blur as I started collecting items for the shop.. I had a vision in my head how I wanted it to look.. I wanted to make it have a warm friendly homely feel... I decided that I had to have some of my Grandads' things in there too. Anyway the weeks passed...
There was 2 shops in central Arnold that I liked.. One wanted me to sign a 5 year lease... Crazy in todays economy and with it being a new business. I just didn't want to commit to so much. The seconds' estate agent took over 5 weeks to send me details of the service charges. That was crazy as they knew I was ready to move in straight away.
I called into a local Business Centre on the off chance. I knew they had studios available and after reading about them on the internet. I knew that would be just what I was looking for. Its kind of strange. The business centre manager Jamie was there to show someone a studio, later that afternoon. But said I could look at it.. I went saw and fell in love.. The studio was perfect 5 well lit with natural light. It has a great view over the free car park and all entrances to the whole bit,, perfect !! I told them I wanted it, there and then.. Paperwork was sorted and I had the keys there and then... Poor Jamie had to ring the other interested party to explain that the studio had been taken. :O)
That was it we had an empty shell
Then we just had to fill it with love :O)
On March 29th 2014 Just 3 months nearly after I had decided to start this venture.
Oona Kay's was opened by our local MP Vernon Coaker. Our 'grand' opening was attended by so many people. So I would like to say a great big thank you to each and everyone of them. In the picture I have there was approximately 20 people standing in the kitchen lol and then another 6 or so on the left. Then on the right there was another 10 ish lol. Not forgetting the ones in the doorway and that were stood behind me ( Jeannie ) lol
So theres a little bit about how we came to be and how we got where we are :O)
I will keep this blog up to date with all the goings on and what is happening at Oona Kay's
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